Hospitality course is ‘a UK first’


A new course has been developed in Cornwall, which is the first of its kind to cover an area of the industry that has historically not had access to a certain type of training: chef management.

The chef management course will help support and develop chefs to become future leaders in Cornwall’s hospitality sector – honing their skills to meet the demands of running a professional kitchen.

Hospitality Table Cornwall (part of Truro and Penwith College) has collaborated with leaders in local business to develop the new ‘Future Chef Managers’ course which is for current chef managers, recently appointed, and those aspiring for such roles.

Neil Haydock from Watergate Bay Hotel, who has been instrumental in helping develop this programme, said: “This is another example of hospitality working together. Sharing insights, knowledge, and experiences, helping each other to become stronger, understanding that we are all in this together to make our industry sustainable for the future.”

The three-month course incorporates the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management alongside bespoke sessions that will focus on HR fundamentals, sustainability, wellbeing, mental health, and finance.

The course was inspired and created with local businesses and professionals Including Richie Greenhalgh (course designer and trainer), The Rising Sun, St Michael’s Resort, Housel Bay, Bango Kitchen, The Ainsworth Collection and Elly Owen.

As there is high demand for this course, the college is looking for its next cohort for 2024 now, you can find out more at